SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail security system, that is is intended to confirm if an e-mail message was sent by a licensed server. Using SPF protection for a given domain name will stop the faking of emails generated with the domain. In simple words: enabling this function for a domain makes a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP of the servers that are allowed to send e-mail messages from mail boxes using the domain. As soon as this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. When some email message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses tests if it comes from an official server. In the event it does, it is sent to the destination address, but when it does not come from a server listed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it's rejected. In this way nobody will mask an e-mail address to make it appear as if you're distributing spam. This technique is also referred to as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting
You can enable the SPF protection service for your domains with a couple of clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our shared web hosting packages. This is performed from the section with the very same name and you're able to set up the protection for any domain name part of our exceptional cloud hosting platform. Using a very convenient interface, all you'll have to type in is the hostname of the mail server that will be approved to send out messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you're able to add several servers too, when needed. If your e-mail addresses are handled by us, you may also use a more risk-free option by placing a limit that emails can be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. This solution can't be used if your website is hosted here, and the emails are with some third-party supplier. Either way, the SPF protection option will definitely increase your web protection and prevent other people from forging your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you are able to benefit from the SPF protection feature as a part of the standard set of services that you will receive with this kind of hosting. Enabling the protection involves only several simple steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even when you haven't employed this type of feature before, you will not have any type of issues. Through a very user-friendly interface, you will just have to insert the info of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the recently generated record propagates, no one will be able to fake any e-mail address for that particular domain name and send out messages from a server different from the one you've typed in. This does not specifically have to be our mail server, still when we take care of your e-mails, you're able to allow an extra level of security by choosing an option that e-mails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support staff will be able to assist you 24/7 in case you have any kind of questions about this service.